There is much to be considered when entering the world of breeding pedigreed cats - so much that many people fail to recognize before embarking on this time consuming, challenging, rewarding and expensive journey.
There is a right way and a wrong way to enter the cat breeding world. Even people who do things the right way will have unexpected happenings and unforeseen expenses; every breeder in this hobby has had moments of darkness, of self-doubt, times when we felt so overwhelmed we were ready to "throw in the towel" and call it quits. These tend to happen early in the process rather than later. The more prepared you can be, the more advance homework you can do, the better time you will have when those difficulties arise.
This website will serve as a center to guide you on the path to becoming an experienced and reputable cat breeder; but it should be just one of the resources you use. I strongly recommend that you exhaust all possible means of educating yourself, including look at other web sites, read books, subscribe to cat magazines, join a breed club, join a cat-related or breed-specific E-mail list, speak to your vet, and speak to experienced breeders.
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